Global Immigration

“Shutdown worsens strain on U.S. immigration system” – Washington Post

“Tens of thousands of U.S. immigration officers and agents are showing up for work each day to guard the Mexico border, where President Trump insists on putting a wall. But the government is shut down, so no one is getting paid.” Read More

What Britons get wrong about immigration – and how to fix these misperceptions” – The Conversation

“Immigration led the headlines again over the holiday season. Around 100 migrants were found on beaches or rescued from boats in the English Channel, sparking talk of a “crisis” and “major incident” and leading the home secretary, Sajid Javid, to cut short his Christmas break to chair a meeting with senior officials at the Border Agency and National Crime Agency.” Read More

“Despite Huge Backlogs, The Government Shutdown Halts Most Immigration Court Hearings” – NPR

“The federal government shutdown — caused in part by disagreements over immigration policy — is delaying immigration court hearings across the country.” Read More

Tech

Apple Cuts Revenue Forecast Because of Slow iPhone Sales in China” – New York Times

“Apple reduced its revenue expectations for the first time in 16 years on Wednesday because of poor iPhone sales in China, an unexpected development that underscored the slowing of China’s economy and raised fears of further turmoil in global markets.” Read More

“Magic Leap and other AR startups have a rough 2019 ahead of them” – TechCrunch

Very rarely does an early technology garner such an air of inevitability like AR has in the past few years. 2018 was supposed to be a year where the foundational tech for augmented reality was built out a bit and the industry took a couple big leaps.” Read More

“Gaming worth more than video and music combined” – BBC Tech

“The video games sector now accounts for more than half of the UK’s entire entertainment market, according to a new report. The industry is worth £3.86bn ($4.85bn) – more than double its value in 2007 – said the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA).” Read More

Entertainment

“Oscars: It’s January, So Why Is There Still No Host?” – Hollywood Reporter

“The Hollywood Reporter’s awards columnist breaks down the challenges — and possibilities — facing the Academy as it nears a record-late date for announcing a host or hosts.” Read More

“Coachella 2019 Lineup” – Stereogum

“America’s biggest music festival has just unveiled its lineup. This year, Coachella will once again return to Indio’s Polo Grounds for two weekends. As previously reported, Kanye West will not be a part of it.” Read More

“2018 Domestic Box Office Postmortem: What Went Right & Wrong For The Majors In A Record $11.9B+ Year” – Deadline

“Theatrical moviegoing last year hit an all-time record in both the U.S./Canada ($11.85 billion) and around the globe ($41.7B) according to ComScore today, but of course, no major studio is perfect.” Read More

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